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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

FBI: Lieberman’s Web Site Crashed Itself

posted by on April 9 at 9:30 AM

Let’s get in the way-back machine for a moment and recall all those loud cries of foul play that came from Sen. Joe Lieberman’s 2006 re-election campaign when its web site crashed in the days before Ned Lamont’s upset primary win.

And now, let’s look at the verdict from the FBI, which investigated the incident:

It appears the culprit was a badly configured site and too much e-mail traffic, according to an Oct. 25, 2006, F.B.I. e-mail message turned over to The Advocate in response to its freedom-of-information filing.

“The server that hosted the Web site failed because it was overutilized and misconfigured,” the e-mail memo said. “There was no evidence of (an) attack.” According to the memo, the site crashed because Lieberman officials continually exceeded a configured limit of 100 e-mails per hour the night before the primary.

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the tubes have an anti lie-berman bias

Posted by linus | April 9, 2008 9:51 AM

Why did this have to go through a Freedom of Information act filing? It seems that Ned Lamont should have been vindicated publicly whether by the FBI or the Lieberman camp.

Posted by D. | April 9, 2008 10:04 AM

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